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OF ,TEFFER 0N rArm rs ADVOCA SECTION B--SPORTS PAGE TIIURSDAY, JUNE 25, 1959 EW$ BY MAX BROWN Keeping Eye Milton Cooper he still has another year of hig}l school, and of his age, he will not be eligible to participate School spOI LS this next year, some col!ege coaches keeping a watchful eye on Charles 3own High s Cooper as a promising college football prospect. can bring his scholastic average up, the offers scholarships will come. 0nly last week Cooper a phone call from Don Shula, of the coaching the University of Kentucky. Shula told Cooper d like to have him visit the University and look campus and the school's facililies some time In the mean time Milt has been attending School in Martinsburg in an effort to bring' his average up, and Cooper said he hopes with some to the books next school term be will be lg his grades to a point where he will be able college scholastic requirements. Although be eligible to participate in any high school said he hopes to work out with the Charles football team this Fall. Mi!t said he also at the Charles Town Legion baseball field on when the Pittsburgh Pirates hold a two-day tryout camp. While Cooper has recived wide on his outstanding" football ability, Milt says love is baseball and he doesn't: do bad on the ither. tie throws hard and hits a long ball. PI ENTY of'thriling" action being provided who attend the Little League games at Legion evenings. Tuesday evening, Meredith Polen, fine pitcher-catcher and all-around performer, round-trippers over the fence and his team- )er Edwards, came through with two base- Our roving reporter, Johnny Lowery, a star himself last year, drops by our imme that Polen has now hit eight home runs in six date... The Tuesday evenfng contest went to 16 to 4 over the Dodgers... NOW--and there will be a 16-race pro- sly 4th for the fans at Shenandoah Downs. eight races in the afternoon with post time ra. and then eight in the evening with a 7:00 time. A chicken box supper for $1.25 will be those who might like to make a day of it an enjoy their supper on the infield of the track afternoon and evening programs. So, there of action for the race fans coming up at Downs on the big July 4th holiday. WORK at the Charles Town Proper- is really moving along at a lively clip these employees working day and night in an eff,ort ship-shape for the opening herd on 13. This week, some three hundred and seats, those with comfortable folding being installed in a reserved section of the tand, just in front of the finish wire.. Work renovation and modernization program for is moving right along and when completed, 2-B Turn To 2-B RE I I 4th OF JULY $2.00 PURCHASE ENTITLES YOU FE ENTRY ON THIS HANDSOME GIFT ItOME OR YARD, BEGINNING IMME- 5002 RANSON, W. VA. JULy 4th DOUBLE ItEADER One Admission 8 Race Afternoon Card 8 Race Evening Card (: Post Time 2:30 and 7:00 hicken Box Supper - $1.25 TRACK IN AMERICA Del 'Red' Norwood, Signed By Washing Charlotte, N.. arm Club @ Del Norwood, better known as 'Red' Norwood to hundreds of Charles Town Legion and sec`tion- al baseball fans, has been signed by the Was'h~ing, ton Senators and reported las`t week to their Char- lotte, N. C. team of the Class A Sai'ly League. Norwood, a former star pitcher for the U. S. Marines first played for the Charles To.w~ team in 1957, joining the team around the middle o.f the season. He pitched and played both the infield and outfield on many occasions One of the Legion's top pitchers, Nor- wood was also a very good ha,tier and time and again his big bat turned wha,t looked like sure de- feat into v,ictory for ,the Charles Town ,nine. He did not play here las, t year but had ah'eady joined the team here Vhis summer and turned 4n several ,highly credi,table 0erformances. He pitched a two- hit, 5-0 decision over Silver tEl,l for the Legion and pitched in the Camp Lejeune and Dixie Athletic Club contests, as welt .as holding down an infield position o~u one occasion. Signed By Red Sox Norwood, w~ho ,was signed by the Boston Red Sox in 1950 w hi,le at ~tending the Un,iversi~ty of Maine, just recently was named ~baseb:all coach a`t Washington and Lee High ,S0hool. The 29-year-old, 6 foot-2, 195 pounder has been on Jthe voluntary retired list snce 1956 w~hen he quit organized base- bah to become a teacher at Strut Cord Jundor High School in Arling ,ton, Vs. He pitched briefly for {he CharloZte ball club thaZ year, compiling a 1-0 record. Norwood had a 14-8 record at :San Jose, California in 1950. He slipped to 5-0 willie at Roanoke Vs. in 1951 a~ter s.pending ,the first ha~l,f of the season in school W~hile a member of the Quaa$ico Mavises staff in 1952-53, Norwood lost only two games while winning 18. Naragon, now wiCh the WaShington Senators and who has appeared in Charles Town in several games w~,th the Mavqnes against l:he Legion..was his bat- ~tery malte duri~,g ,t~ha,t time. In 1945, Norwood was 0-1 a`t Al- bany ~before being shipped to Greens'Lord, N. C. 'where he finis~h ed 14-8. In 1955 he compiled a 9- 12 record at Mon*tgomery, Ala- ' and :had 2.90 earned run av erage. Norwood was traded to the Weshingto~t or~ard~n ~t the end of the season. He went to W. & L. hLig~h school ~last year as baseball coach. He is married and has a 23-~o.~th old son, S~teve. His host of firends 'here in Charles Town and throu- ~hout this baseball{ area certainly w~sh him all the s,xccess poss~ble and you can be sure fine readers of the Sporting News in ~his area will ~be ~aJt.ehing has progress w~t~ a grea~t deal of ir~terest. Editor's Note:-We have been very close to 'Red' Norwood and ,halve known ,him for a nu'n~ber of: years a,ud he is certainly one fine ,Ch~p. We wan,t .to be among the ,irst to wish him much success wdlt)h the Ch'avlo~te ball Club and hope w~hen he does decide to re- ,ire from ,the game, he wi'H ~ain ,find his way to Charles Town and Legion Park where he will always find the welcome sign hanging ot~t. Wins Puts Them In Tie With STANDING OF TEAMS TEAM Bakerton W6 I2 Millville 6 2 Harpers Ferry 5 2 Shar~sburg 3 4 Shepherdstown 3 5 Leetown 0 8 Today's Games Sharpsburg at Shepherdstown Bakerton at Millville Leetown at Harpers Ferry Tuesday's Games Shepherdstown at Harpers Ferry Mill~lle ~t Leetown Bakdrton at Sharpsburg Bake~dton, Millvllle and Harpers Perry are all ,ba, t~tllng neck and neck for the top spot k'~ Potomac Little League play with the M,l,ll- ville team moving into a tie wiVh Bakerton ,for the leaghe lead by winning a pair of games whlle Bakerton could do no more than break even in a ~pair of battles. I`t took some help on the ,part of the Harpers Perry team, however, be- fore Mlllville could move into Vhe ,tie. l~irst in action Tuesday evenla.g June 16 the 'Harpers Ferry bats- men Who are in third place only a game back of the t~vo top Jteams scored a close 6-3 decision over Rake,ton. Tha,t same afternoon Shepherds town chalked up viotory No. 3 Whi,le handing ,fine defending ieag ue chun~p~ons LeetowcL their eigh h conseeu,ttve de{eat. Wednesday evening Mfl,lvllle scored a close 7-6 victory over 8harpsburg in a game OostDoned froan Tuesd,ay evening because of rain. This win put .them in a tie wit)h the league-leading Bakerton ~team. Then Thursday evenkug Mill- viile scored a 13-5 victory over ~hepherd~own, bt~t Bakerton kept pace wl~h a 9-8 victory over Leetown. In other league action the ~haz,psburg team kept in the ra~e by bea~lng 8hepherdstown 5-4. Win Twi .ead In STANDING OF TEAMS TEAM W L Yankees 5 1 Indians 4 2 Giants 3 3 Dodgers 3 3 Cubs 2 3 Braves 0 5 GAMES FOR THE WEEK June 25-Yankees vs Indians June 26-Cubs vs Giants June 29-Dodgers vs Indians June 30-Cubs vs Indians July 1-Braves vs Giants Three victories by the Ya,ukees and a pair of them by the Indians coupled with a pair of defeats bY the Giants brought a quick chan- ge in the standings of the Jeffer- son Little League, with the leag- ue-leading Giants skidding to t'hird place, the Yankees moving the top spot by a full game and the Indians into t~he runner- up pOst. The Dodgers kept in the thick of .the race by dividing a pair of games, winning their first game on Thursday evening from the Cubs by a 7-6 score w~th Malone doing the hurling for the Dodgers and Ben'tvn getting the loss for the Cubs. Friday eve='~ing the Indians handed the Giants their second deefat of the season when they scored a 5-3 decision in a we'll- ,played and close contest. Polen who hurled the Indians to the vic- tory, ,their third, setting ~he Giants down with only `three hits also contributed two home runs to help his ow~ wfnnig cause. Smith was the losing pile,her for the Giants. Saturday afternoon the Yankees chalked up a pair of victpries to take the league lead, beating ,the Cubs in fine first game 17-ll and ~hen taking t;he measure of the Braves in the second game by a one-sided 28-6 score. In the first g~me Wayne Hough got credit for the victory, with Carper the loser. The Yankees scored 17 runs on otM3' 14 ,hi`ts while {he Cubs had 11 runs on eight ,hit& In the second g~me Lanham went all Vhe way for the Yankees in .the run marathon which the Yankees staged, while ~D. Ott was the loser for fhe Braves. The Yan- kees blasted out 25 ,hits in scor- ing 28 ~xms. Monday erecting ~he Yankees moved a full game in front in the league race by bea`ting t~e Giants 19-1 with J. Coulter limiting the Giants to four hits in the chalk- ing up t)he victory. The loser was ~McCormick. L, Fri.tts blasted a home run for Vhe Yankees. Tuesday evening t,he Indians scored 16 runs on just 1O l~ts to beat the Dodgers by a 16-5 score, with Edwards getting the win and ,Malone the defeat. Once again it was bhe big ,bat of Polen bh~t contributed to the cause of the Indians as he blasted ~hree home runs. Edwards also made a ,fine contribution to his own cause at the palte by blas,ting out two home runs and driving in elg~_t runs, Martinsburg Braves Upset 6ainesboro To 6ire Bakerton Lead -------_._. TRI-COUNTY LEAGUE TEAM W L Pet. Bakerton 6 2 ,750 Galnesbora I 5 2 .714 Gerrardstown 5 2 .714 Rlppon 3 5 .375 Martinsburg 2 5 .286 Berkeley Place 1 6 .143 Sunday's ~.esults Martinsburg 12 Gainesboro 3 Gerrardstown 5 Berkeley Place 2 Bakerton 6 Rippon 5 SUNDAY B~kerton at ,Gainesboro' Gerrardstown ctt Rippon Berkeley Place at Martinsburg All ~t 2:30 ~. m. The Mart~n~burg Br~ves pulled ~:he upset of the TPi-County Leag ue season Sunday a,l%ernoon after noon ~hen they scored a 12-3 vic ,tory over the ~ainesboro Vs. club to throw the race in~ a near ~hree-zway ,~e between Bakerton Galnesboro and Gerrardstown. 1~ w, as a ne~t slx-h~~ pi,tchlng job by Mavvin Yurls~ that turned ,t~he trick for the Martinsburg b~ts ,men over fine Vivg~n,ians. W~ile the B~aves were r~pping .the Virgin~ans urider a 12~hit as- sault, Baker.s was moving in,bo ~the top ladder by nipping lmprov. ed R~ppo~u, 6-5 and Gerrardstown was con~inuing i~s strong m~d-esa ~on play wih a 5-2 triump~h over Berkeley Pl~ce. In fine ~a~ter hi'l{, Gerr~rds~own was l,imi.ed to three l~ts by Jim- my FelCner but the cffr~blnaion of ei,~ht w~lks and ttg~ relief 'h~a~14n,g by Ronnie ~rn~llwood led ,to the down:f~ll of t~e Yanks. The box~oores: Maxtinsburg ~B R H Harrison ..............3 3 2 R. Mc~g,an ............ 3 2 2 Cramford ............. 4 1 1 ShlffleJt ............... 4 0 1 )I Christie Warrenton tLargest Crowd ;on To Woman; She Plans to Run Tonight See Oriole's Young Prospects Perform One of the most novel promotional and publicity shines to be tried at any race track paid real dividends both for the Shenan- doah Downs race track and a Warreaton, (Va.,) woman Tuesday night, The largest crowd to turn out for a racing program at Shenandoah Downs, 10,682. poured into the country's newest and brightest night racing plant long before post time and by the time the eight race program had been completed $340,515 had gone through .the mutuels. The sleek, fast filly race horse, Christie Lee, shown above, which proved to be a record-breaking drawing card, was awarded to Mrs. Beulah Edwards, of Warrenton, Vs., who said in accepting the horse from Robert G. Leavitt, general manager of Shenando~th Downs, that it was the first thing she had ever won. Leavitt offered Mrs. Edwards the privilege of entering Christie Lee in one of the races tonight {Thursday) and she accepted the offer. The four-year-old filly, daughter of More Sur~. has Con two races at Shenandoah Downs, has placed twice and has been third four times. Tuesday night was designated as "Winning Filly" night and it proved ~o be the most successful of many and varied promotional and publicity stunts staged by the track management. Miller, Four Hit! in Limit FBI Batsmen To' tion To Win ~or t~he .second time this season the Charles Town Legion ~base- bMlers proved ~unday afternoon on their 'home field-that they are Just u l.i.ttle bt~t bebter thun ~he Pedera.1 Bureau of Investiga,tion 'bWtsmen happen to be when they chalked up a close 5-1 decision on t;he strength of good pi,tching and timely hit,ting. I.t was once again Gilbert MiMer and Bucky Bolyard who combined for a four-hi:t pi,t- ~hing job, w~ile Ray Doyle and Miller turned in the l~ltbing exhib- itions. A fair size crowd turned ou`t to see fine WalCers-managed Legion- naires chalk up the seventh vic- ~tory as against only one defeat and in addi:tion to good pi,tch,ing and good h~ting, once again t'hey were .freTted ,to some fielding gems by both {earns. The FBI didn'`t wait un,~l t~he late stages of the game :to touch ~Miler for a run as `they did in t'he pre~ious meeting of `the two clubs ,in fine openiog game of the sea- son. Instead they scored the first run of the game and their only run when All,man walked, wen`t to second when ~Viil'ler took a wind t~p and then scored on a base hit ,by Ji~n Gillis. The Legion bou.uced back to ,take a 2-I lead in the third and they stayed in front the rest of 'the way. Larry Bolyard star~ed the finird inmng rally w,i~ a walk. Frankie RanallC former Charles T,~wn Hig~ s~ar who broke into the Legion starting line-up for ,the first time, dropped a sacri,f- ice bur~t down and Boiya~xi kept o~u rolling to fini~xi base w,hen he sa~w it, was not covered. Then Zorn bro walked, Doyle walked and Hop kiss came `throug~ with a long single to score both Zombro and Bolyard. In the fif, th inning the Legion locked ,fine ,game up. as Bolyard singled and Ray Doy~le tripled. Hopkins and Moehler walked. ~Mil, ler fanned but Bond beat ou.t a pet,feet bunt as Doylce scored and a Walk ,to L. Bolyard forced in the third run. Hopkins and Zombro played sensational fielding g~mes for fine Legion wihile Cage at short for the ~isitors was outs,landing. The boxscore: F. B.I. ABRH Allman, c~e .............. 4 1 0 Buckley, 2b ............ 3 0 0 ~abbe, 2b ............. 1 0 0 Glaser, lbb ............ 4 0 0 Gillis, If .............. 2 0 1 D. Carroll I f ............ l 0 0 McCarthy, c ............ 4 0 1 Shelton, 3b ............ 3 0 0 Cage, ss .............. 3 0 0 ~Coghian, rf ............ 3 0 1 B. Carroll, p ............ 1 0 0 Buroh, p .............. 2 0 1 Totals .............. 31 1 4 LEGION AB R H Zombro, 3b ............ 2 1 0 B. Boly~rd, c, ,p ........ 5 1 1 Doyle, ss ............... 4 I 2 Hopkins, cf ............ 4 1 1 Moehler, 1'b ............ 3 0 2 ~Miller, p, I 4 0 2 Bond, 2b .............. 4 0 1 L. Bolyard, If .......... 2 1 0 Dodson, c ~. ............ I 0 0 l=banalli, rf .............. I 0 0 Totals .............. 30 5 7 Wasson ................5' 1 1 Fowler ................ 5 2 1 Kol~b .................. 3 1 O K. Mongan ............ 5 1 2 ~I. Yurish ............. 6 1 2 Tobals .............. 38 12 12 Gainesboro AB R H B. Lu~rell .............. 4 0 O Mcln`tyre ............... 3 1 I L. DeHaven ............ 4 0 I S. Luttrell .............. 4 0 0 Fel~ner ................ 4 0 i Kelly .................. 4 0 2 IAg~t ................. 4 0 0 Largesse ............... 4 0 0 W, hi,t~ere .............. 0 0 O R. DeH.aven ............ 3 2 1 Totals .............. 34 3 6 Rippon AB R H L~mbert ..............5 1 1 Carroll ................. 5 O0 ~tevens ................ 5 0 0 Myers ................ 4001 B. Bur ............... 5 J. Bureh ................ 5 02 Ptfller ................ 521 Starkey ................ 4 0 1 Long erbe m ............ 3 1 1 Demory ............... 1 1 1 Totals .............. 42 5 8 Bakerton AB R H I~pson ................3 I I C. Kidwiler . .., ........ 4 1 1 Holle~ 4 0 2 K. ............ 4 0 2 ~lHs ................... 5 0 2 ~ ................ 4 1 0 J@mlson .............. 4 1 0 Anders ................ 4 I I J. Ki~w~lev ............ 2 1 0 ~lanuel ................ 1 0 0 Totals .............. 35 6 E. L. McDONALD, JR., AGENCY INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE Mason Building Phone 735 Charles Town, W. Va. ,.m.-e., v, Ill t One of the most interesting and colorful baseball attrac- tions in many seasons to appear at Charles Town's I,eo'ion Park will be the highly-rated Leone's team from Baitimore, Md., that will be here Sunday afternoon to match their diamond ability and experience against the Charles Town Leg'ion, Winners outof eight games I)layed to date. Featuring a talented group ot youngsters, many in the 18-19 age bracket, who are prized prospects of t~he Baltimore Orioles of the American League, Leone's has rein u'p an impressive 28 to 1 record and promises some of the fastest and most exciting brands of base- ball ever displayed at Legion Park. Leone's is managed by the Bal- timore Orioles head scout for this area, the Veteran Walter Youse. And he will have some half dozen other Oriole scouts come here with him Sunday. Ike Powers of Hancock and a member of the Philadelphia Athletics some years ago w~ho is now a scout fox' the Orioles will be here as will Bud- dy Zimmerman of Martinsburg an ofiner area scout for the Baltimore organization. Former Hancock Star Among t~he 20 players listed on Leone's current roster is Gene Kerns, the former tIancock High sports star, A 6-1, 185 pOunder, i Kerns is hitting at a btazing .434 clip for ~he classy Baltimore nine. Top ~hurlem are John O'Conner, 195-pounder from Georgetown Un iversity, who has won five straigl]t and Dave Jones. a prospect from Calvert Hall, who has struck out 46 batters in 33 innings while compiling a 4 and 0 record. Manager Woody Waiters of the Oharles Tow~ team said today that he will start Bucky Bolyard, fine West Virginia University star a~hlete on .t~he .mound with AI Malachuck doing the catching. Big Gilbert Miller, John Goff and Bill I~sherwood will be available for relief duty if needed. IMr. and Mrs. Wharton, who op erate the concession stand announ, 'ced today that they will have ple~n ty of hot dogs, cold d~qnks, ice cream and candy ready for the .big crowd of fans ~'ho are expected to turn out in large numbem for this stellar attraction. Main gates to t~he ball park will swing open at 12:30 p. m. m order that early arrive~ may have their choice of good seats in bott~ the big grandstands. Game time at 2:30 p. m. ~DST). Middleway Climbers 4-H Club Has Meeting The monthly meeti:]g of the Middleway Climbers 4-H Club was held at the M~ddieway Methodist Church, June 19. with Stephen Dalgarn, club president, presiding. To open the race,Ling the mem- bership sang Wes,t Virginia Boys and Girls, followed by t~he pledge .to the flag and prayer Many par- en,ts, wisiLors and members were In a.ttendance a~]d enjoyed Vhe pro gram which followed the bus,izless ,meeting. The demonstrations were presented by Lends Leight, Ste- phen Dalgarn and Becky Duns. 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